Implication and Implied Directive


Implication and Implied Directive

Ericksonian Hypnotic Language Patterns

This language pattern is one of the most simple yet powerful patterns you’ll find.  They are “if-then” statements where the “if” part is either something they are already doing or are likely to do (and can do easily), and the “then” part is what you want them to do.

“If you can hear my voice, then you’ll relax deeply.”
“If you close your eyes, and listen to my words, then you can go into a trance.”
“If you uncross your legs and you unhold your hands, you will be ready to go into a comfortable trance state.” (notice the implicit, but unstated, “then”)

And, if you write out many examples, then you’ll become remarkably facile with these patterns. And, if you become facile with these patterns, you’ll be happy and wealthy.

About Doug O'Brien

Doug O’Brien is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, and a Certified Hypnotherapist. In 1988, while assisting at NLP and NAC training seminars with Anthony Robbins, Doug achieved the designation of Master Trainer. He now conducts numerous seminars of his own around the globe (specializing in the “Sleight of Mouth” patterns of Robert Dilts, NLP Certification Courses, and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy) and helped found Columbia-Presbyterian’s Department of Complementary Medicine with Dr. Mehmet Oz.

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